Over 1,000 paramilitary personnel were on Friday dispatched to Kokrajhar in Assam where attacks by suspected members of militant outfit NDFB (Songbijit) has resulted in several deaths.

According to Union Home Ministry officials, about 33 companies’ force was already deployed in Assam. Following the killings, 10 more companies are being sent to assist the State machinery in law and order maintenance.

The Assam government has also informed the MHA that the local army unit has been requested to be on a standby in case the situation worsens. The State government suspects that the militant outfit is making attempts to trigger a riot.